Review: Buried in Briny Bay by Bobbye Terry

Buried in Briny Bay by Bobbye Terry
Series: A Briny Bay Mystery (# 1)
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Publication Date:  March 6, 2011
File Size:  318 KB
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

Roxie Turner finds herself up to her neck in trouble when her lifelong nemesis, Georgia Collins, is discovered buried in the town’s landfill. To make matters worse, with her characteristic Southern sass, Roxie has been saying she’d kill Georgia for more than twenty years. In fact, she listed the ways to do the woman in, constantly reminding prominent citizens of her intent. It was all a joke, or so she thought. But the joke turns on her as, suddenly, other dead bodies begin to pile up, all murdered with a technique from Roxie’s list.

Enlisting the assistance of handsome hunk, Greg Norris, Roxie’s sister, Trixie Frye, comes to her aid, bent on uncovering the killer and the truth. Can they find out both before Roxie goes to the big house?

Review: This was a mystery in a novella format. There was very little depth to it so it was hard to get involved. There were also too many characters for the length of the story. It was a who dunnit with lots of bodies, a pair of sisters who kept getting in the middle of things and a PI that wasn’t too good at keeping the sisters away from the murder scenes. Of course, the murders were solved by the end and there was a romance unexpectedly thrown in as well. The storyline was more of a comedy than a mystery. There is a book 2 in the series which I will give a try and hope that it’s meatier than this one was.

Favorite Quote: “I don’t care about her musical preferences right now. I need a key.”
“Can’t you open the door with a credit card?”
He exhaled sharply. “I am not a thief.”
“But isn’t breaking into a dwelling part of PI school?”
He grinned. “I failed B&E.”
Trixie sighed. “And firearms too, I presume. How did you get your license?”
“By ignoring inquisitive females. Guess I’ll have to see if I can break the lock.”
“Maybe you ought to see if it’s unlocked first.”
He tried the doorknob and laughed as the door swung open. “Guess you got me on that one.”

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